Go for the brass ring

Michael Quinion TheEditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Wed Apr 7 15:12:30 UTC 2004

> Take a look at the Maven's Word of the Day for 4/9/01,
> http://www.randomhouse.com/wotd/index.pperl?date=20010409.  I think
> the association of the brass ring with the merry-go-round or carousel
> is well-established; without looking too hard, I saw half a dozen
> quotations making the connection.

Many thanks. The link with fairground carousels was the essential
link that was missing. All is now clear!
Michael Quinion
Editor, World Wide Words
E-mail: <TheEditor at worldwidewords.org>
Web: <http://www.worldwidewords.org/>

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